Lee Edwards (born 1932) is a conservative academic and author, currently a fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He is a historian of the conservative movement in America.
Their publications include biographies of Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Edwin Meese III and Goldwater, and a work of history, The Conservative Revolution: The Movement That Remade America and The Power of Ideas. They acted as senior editor for the World & I, owned by a subsidiary of Sun Myung Moon‘s Unification Church.
Edwards was the founding director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. He is a past president of the Philadelphia Society and has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He is recognised as a distinguished fellow in conservative thought by the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation, and as of 2011[update], and is an adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America and Institute of World Politics. Edwards co-founded the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation with the Heritage Foundation’s founder and chairman, Edwin Feulner, and was appointed its chairman emeritus. Edwards is a signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.